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Kohler K582- Oil past the rings when sitting?

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#1 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2021 - 10:59 AM

I have the heads off of my Kohler K582, and I've noticed oil seeping past the rings on both cylinders when it sits for an extended period of time(24 hrs).  It leaks enough that sometimes it will leak onto the floor.  Is this normal or should I be worried about problems with my rings?  Is this a problems with a lot of horizontally opposed engine?

 

The oil has been drained.


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Posted January 12, 2021 - 11:09 AM

On my craftsman with the 18hp opposed twin briggs, mine would do the same. I think your right about it being something with the opposed twins. But idk much...


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Posted January 12, 2021 - 02:47 PM

It holds 3 quarts + 1 pint with the filter but I don't think that is enough to be above where the cylinders are.


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Posted January 12, 2021 - 03:06 PM

It holds 3 quarts + 1 pint with the filter but I don't think that is enough to be above where the cylinders are.

I don't think so as well.  I did drain the pan but the oil pump could still be squirting oil into the cylinder walls when I turn it over by hand.  I just don't know if the oil normally gets past the ring so easily.  


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Posted January 13, 2021 - 07:13 PM

I went out today and I didn't see much oil at the bottom of the cylinders.  I think the oil pump is now empty so maybe that's why I didn't see any oil.   


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Posted January 18, 2021 - 04:24 PM

I have a Deere with Kohler 23 and it always smokes at start-up and then clears soon. I'm thinking just because the cylinders are laying down that oil in rockers and other places can flow down  and seep into cylinders as they set. Mine's pretty much always done that and have not had any mechanical problems with it. 


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Posted January 18, 2021 - 06:59 PM

I have a Deere with Kohler 23 and it always smokes at start-up and then clears soon. I'm thinking just because the cylinders are laying down that oil in rockers and other places can flow down  and seep into cylinders as they set. Mine's pretty much always done that and have not had any mechanical problems with it. 

Thanks for that bit of information.  I ended up pulling one piston and looked it over.  The oil ring was a two piece early production design and was in really bad condition.  I decided to replace the rings with the updated 3 piece oil rings and hone both cylinders.  


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